Signing day for student-athletes is always a special time, and last Thursday, May 3, was no different for a pair of Indian River High School seniors, Helen Davis and Michael Corcoran. Surrounded by family, friends and coaches, the duo each made their choices official for where they will be moving on to in the fall.
Davis, a midfield/attack on the girls’ lacrosse team, decided to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where she will major in marine transportation.
“I want to serve my country, and when the lacrosse coach reached out to me, and I visited the campus, I saw the next four years of my life being at USMMA,” said Davis, daughter of Lincoln and Rhonda Davis. “The chance to play my favorite sport at an amazing school really sealed the deal.”
This season, Davis has been one of the leaders for an Indians squad that has caught fire as of late, with three straight wins. She has scored 18 goals and has added three assists to the Indians’ offensive effort.
“I learned at an early age how to visualize success,” Davis continued. “Before a lacrosse game, I see myself scoring goals, and celebrating with my team.”
Corcoran is a two-sport athlete at IR. During the fall season, he plays on the offensive and defensive lines for the football team, while in the spring he is a member of the track-and-field team.
The latter sport is the one in which Corcoran has decided to continue as he matriculates to Salisbury University in the fall.
“It was an easy decision,” said Corcoran, son of Sharon and Dan Chrzanowski. “They have a good pre-pharmacy program. They are close to home. They have a good track team, and they have really good food.”
By Jason Feather